Installation of ports from local source files in the distfiles directory possible?

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Mon Jul 6 05:21:27 PDT 2009

On Jul 6, 2009, at 00:28, Florian Colbatzky wrote:

> Is it possible to obtain distfiles, store them in the distfiles  
> directory and install them from this local directory without  
> accessing the internet?
> I have only a slow connection to the internet at home (the  
> selfupdate took several hours), but I can get hold of the source  
> files from the PC of a friend of mine.

Yes, sure. Just download the exact file MacPorts is expecting and put  
it in the exact location MacPorts is expecting and it will use it  
when you install.

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